Cloudland Canyon State Park


NOTICE: Cottages 1–5 will be closed for renovations from January 9, 2017 to June 30, 2017. Campers should note that the East Rim Campground may experience increased noise levels during this time due to construction work.

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Walk-in campsites are open for winter; however, the comfort station is closed. Walk-in campers may use the West Rim Campground comfort station.
Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon is one of the largest and most scenic parks in the state. Home to thousand-foot deep canyons, sandstone cliffs, wild caves, waterfalls, cascading creeks, dense woodland and abundant wildlife, the park offers ample outdoor recreation opportunities. Hiking and mountain biking trails abound. The most popular hiking paths include the short Overlook Trail, strenuous Waterfalls Trail and moderate West Rim Loop Trail. Mountain biking is available at the newly developed Five Points Recreation Area and along the Cloudland Connector Trail. The park also includes an 18-hole disc golf course, wild caves available for touring during select months of the year, a fishing pond, trails for horseback riding, picnicking grounds and numerous interpretive programs, especially on weekends. Guests seeking an overnight experience can choose from fully-equipped and comfortable cottages, quirky yurts or several different types of camping and backpacking options. Come enjoy the great outdoors at Cloudland Canyon State Park.

Georgia Girl Guides is a local guide service that offers hikes and family friendly cave tours. The park’s caving trips are perfect for groups and adventure seekers who want to get muddy, wet and experience a wild cave. Different tours are offered throughout the year. Reservations required: 706-913-7170.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:

N 34.8402630 | W -85.4828810
Located on Route 136, 8 miles east of Trenton and I-59 (Exit #11), and 18 miles west of LaFayette.


Address
122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road
Rising Fawn, GA 30738
Walker County
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Cloudland Canyon State Park
122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road
Rising Fawn, GA 30738 View Details


  34.840263
Cloudland Canyon State Park

 


Phone
706-657-4050

Trail Maintenance
2nd Saturday of Month 8:30 AM - 12 PM from Dec 10, 2016 until Dec 9, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Help upkeep trails in the park, get your Saturday morning workout on, and become a "Trail Dude" or "Trail Dudette." Volunteer projects vary and may include trailblazing, trail repair, sign installation, etc... $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Dade County Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 6 PM to 7 PM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Come out to this community celebration along Main Street in Trenton. Be sure and keep yours eyes out for the Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park holiday float. Interested float volunteers should contact Dena Abell at dena@cloudlandcanyon.org or 706-398-2534. 706-657-4050.
Chinese Winter Solstice Festival
Sunday, Dec 11, 2016 5 PM to 7:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Cloudland Canyon welcomes the Chinese American community and all other guests to this popular Chinese cultural festival known as (dongzhi jie). We will indulge in a Chinese celebration food known in English as Dumplings. Bring your own ingredients and please RSVP to sextonjamiej@outlook.com... $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Night Hike
Friday, Dec 23, 2016 5 PM to 7 PM
Friday, Dec 30, 2016 5 PM to 7 PM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia
First Day Hike: Beyond the Canyons
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Start the New Year out on the right foot: take a ranger-guided winter hike through a lesser known area of Cloudland Canyon State Park. We'll explore the Can't Hardly Trail and CCT corridor on a four-mile loop. Bring water, a brown bag lunch, wear sturdy shoes, and dress for cold weather... $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service
Monday, Jan 16, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Join us in "mulching the mountain" during this special volunteer day. Help beautify the park, increase visitor accessibility, and decrease stormwater runoff and erosion by transporting and spreading mulch around the day use area. Free park entry for volunteers. Meet at the Interp Center... $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Friends of CCSP General Membership Meeting
4th Thursday of Month 6 PM - 7 PM from Jan 26, 2017 until Oct 26, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park is a non-profit organization consisting of community volunteers. The Friends of CCSP help manage and protect the park's natural resources, coordinate and implement special events, and maintain all trails in the park... $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Evening Program
Fridays 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM – Mar 3, 2017 until Nov 24, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Learn about the natural or cultural history of your favorite state park during this evening presentation with the park ranger. Topics vary each week. Grab a copy of the weekend program flyer for specifics. Program takes place at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Coffee and Critters
Saturdays 9 AM - 10:15 AM – Mar 4, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Grab your coffee mug and bring the kids or family down to the Interpretive Center for this interactive morning program focusing on park wildlife. Coffee and breakfast rolls available for free. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Rock Talk and Stroll
Saturdays 10:30 AM - 12 PM – Mar 4, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Tuesdays 10:30 AM - 12 PM – Mar 7, 2017 until Apr 11, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Did you know that Cloudland Canyon was formerly part of an inland sea, or that a wild river once flowed above the highest point in the park? Discover the parks complex and fascinating geology and learn why the park looks the way it does today... $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Orienteering 101 or Tie the Knot
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Mar 4, 2017 until Sep 16, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Mar 4, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike... $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Soak It In
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Mar 4, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program... $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem
Mountain Bike Hike
Sundays 9 AM - 11:30 PM – Mar 5, 2017 until Nov 26, 2017 
Tuesdays 2 PM - 4:30 PM – Mar 7, 2017 until Apr 11, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Singletrack, contour line trails, loops, jumps: explore the Five Points Recreation Area and Cloudland Connector Trail corridor on mountain bike with the park naturalist. Helmets required. Program recommended for ages 13 to adult. Bring water and a snack... $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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The Ways of the Whitetail
Sundays 2 PM - 2:30 PM – Mar 5, 2017 until Sep 24, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
To many people, observing a white-tailed deer in the woods represents the essence of nature. Learn all about this common critter of the park during this interactive program with the park naturalist. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Spring Breaker Day Camp
Mondays 10 AM - 4 PM – Mar 6, 2017 until Apr 10, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Children ages 6-12 are invited to attend this interactive day camp with the park ranger. Meanwhile, parents can relax back at camp or go on a hiking date! Camp activities will include nature hikes, arts and crafts, outdoor games, fishing, and more. Pre-registration required at the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Meet Your State Park Staff: Park Management 101
Tuesdays 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM – Mar 7, 2017 until Apr 11, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a park ranger? Are you curious to know how parks are staffed and managed? Learn all about the inner workings of a state park during this evening slide presentation with the park superintendent. Program takes place in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Star Party: After Dark in Your State Park
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, May 6, 2017 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 9 PM to 10:30 PM
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Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Come see the wonders of the night sky through the lens of telescopes. Highlights will include planets, this month's constellations, and several deep sky objects. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park and conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society... $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Earth Day Tree Planting
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Happy Earth Day! Volunteer, be green, and gain free entry into the park by assisting staff and Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park in planting new trees around the day-use areas of the park. Wear clothes that you don't mind getting a bit dirty... $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Mountain Arts & Craft Celebration
10 AM - 5 PM from May 13, 2017 until May 14, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Save the date for this festival involving over 100 top quality arts and crafts vendors from across the region. Music, poetry, children's activities, and mouth-watering meals and snacks will also be available.  $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Cloudland Canyon Chautauqua: A Day of Learning, Nature, and History
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 8 AM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Save the date for this day-long, open-to-all, first-ever conference spotlighting the natural and cultural history of northwest Georgia...  $25 per person $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Catfish Rodeo
8 AM - 2 PM from Sep 2, 2017 until Sep 4, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Come on down to the catfish pond and go fishing for the first weekend of the catch 'n' keep season. Fishing poles, bait, and lessons available from the park naturalist. All skill levels and ages welcome for this informal program. Partake in this popular American pastime.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Your State Parks Day - Cloudland Canyon
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
With free admission to the park in exchange for volunteering, Georgia State Parks Day is a great day to assist park staff and Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park in a number of needed service projects. Plan on getting a little dirty, having fun, and meeting new people... 706-657-4050.
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Fall Fun: Hayrides and More
Saturdays 12 PM - 6 PM – Sep 30, 2017 until Nov 11, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
The whole family will enjoy a tractor-drawn hayride through the beautiful fall foliage. Hayride admission includes family fun activities such as games, temporary tattoos, bubbles, and coloring. Snacks and drinks available for purchase. Meet at the disc golf course parking lot... $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Contacts
Stanley Hammock
706-657-4050  Park Manager, Cloudland Canyon State Park